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Section 2: The War for Independence

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Monticello, the Home of Thomas Jefferson http://www.monticello.org/ index.html
Information about Jefferson's life and home, including a fascinating look at a typical day at Monticello, provided by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.

General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben http://www.encyclopedia.com/ doc/ 1E1-Steuben.html
Biography of the German general who helped train the American soldiers at Valley Forge.

Benedict Arnold http://www.encyclopedia.com/ doc/ 1E1-Arnold-B.html
Biography of the infamous Revolutionary War traitor.

Historic Valley Forge http://www.ushistory.org/ valleyforge/
Variety of resources dealing with the camp at Valley Forge, including the full text of a letter in which General Washington requested aid for his troops.